Archive: March, 2012

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Community Helps Create Restlessness and Discerns Pivot Points

Authenticity is enhanced when one has a trusted community or person that is able to speak the truth in love without doing harm.  Community is very helpful because sometimes we are blind to the things that hold us back and we are not even able to ask the right questions.  We can be blinded for […]

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Walking The Journey: Spiritual Care To Those Impacted by Memory Loss

The journey of memory loss is a long and winding road, with many twists and turns. The journey of memory loss sometimes seems like it is a never ending road. The emotions of this journey are  expressed for me  in a Beatles’ song entitled “The Long and Winding Road.” This haunting song describes one who […]

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We Cannot Become Authentic Without Self-Reflection

I heard someone offer a quote from their Clinical Pastoral Education supervisor:  “to the depth you can go to your own pain is the depth to which you can go with the others to their pain.”   I was really struck by the reality of this statement in simply saying you cannot go where you haven’t […]

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Free Consultation

Ever wondered what it is like to go through a spiritual direction session?  Feel a little nervous about getting “trapped” into a process or a person?  Not to worry! In meeting with a spiritual director, it is usual practice that the first session is a FREE consultation that allows the director and prospective directee to […]

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Book Review: Have A Little Faith: A True Story

It is not often that I get teary at the end of a book, but Mitch Albom has done it again in his book have a little faith: a true story (Albom, Mitch, 2011).  It really made me mad, because I was finishing it in a restaurant while waiting for my food.  I hate it […]

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  • An Eye-Opening Awareness: One More Transition for this Guy

    I sat at a luncheon two weeks ago that opened my eyes to a reality that I knew was there, but as the discussion unfolded I began to realize how the discussion, about to take place, was going to expand my thinking. As I listened to the needs of the people with whom I shared […]

  • TRANSFORMATIVE CHANGE: LETTING GOD SET THE AGENDA

    When it comes to the human condition and a desire to change, we can become easily frustrated: we think that we want to change … but we really don’t. Paul expresses this contradiction well in Romans 7:15-24: “I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do […]

  • The Crisis of Loneliness

    THE NATIONAL CRISIS CALLED LONELINESS From “LINKED IN” “America is becoming Isolation Nation. Nearly half of respondents to a nationwide survey by health insurer Cigna say they always or sometimes feel alone, and 54% say they feel no one knows them well. Such loneliness is connected to increased risk of heart disease, stroke and premature death. The […]

  • KEEP MOVING!

    I was leaving the exercise machine area at the gym, after a training session, and when I looked, up I saw her coming. She was pushing her wheelchair toward the exercise area. I said to her how inspired I was by watching her persevere at exercise. She said, “I am 86 years old and I […]

  • THE NATURE OF CHANGE

    I have a mixed relationship with the concept of change. I seldom, if ever, rearrange furniture. In my world there is a God-ordained place that furniture belongs, so leave it alone. I have a terrible habit of walking through the house in the dark, because i can. I know it is not safe (so I […]